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Papa Roach Lands Its 10th Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1 With ‘Leave a Light On’

Mr. Nimbus | 02/16/2024

Papa Roach notches its 10th career No. 1, and its fourth from its 2022 album Ego Trip, on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Airplay chart, as “Leave a Light On” leaps 4-1 on the Feb. 24-dated survey.

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Papa Roach becomes the 11th act to achieve 10 of more rulers in the chart’s 43-year history. Shinedown leads all acts with 19 No. 1s.

Speaking of Shinedown, Papa Roach joins the band as one of only seven acts with at least four Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1s from a single album. Eight sets in all have reached the milestone, with two belonging to Shinedown. The Black Crowes first did so in 1992 via The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion. Prior to Papa Roach, Linkin Park joined the elite club thanks to a fourth No. 1 from its 2003 album Meteora, with “Lost” leading from the set’s 20th-anniversary deluxe version.

Albums With Four or More Mainstream Rock Airplay No. 1s:
5, The Sound of Madness, Shinedown, 2008-11: “Devour,” “Second Chance,” “Sound of Madness,” “The Crow & the Butterfly,” “Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)” (the lattermost song was added for the album’s 2010 deluxe release)
4, Ego Trip, Papa Roach, 2021-24: “Kill the Noise,” “No Apologies,” “Cut the Line,” “Leave a Light On”
4, Meteora, Linkin Park, 2003-04; 2023: “Somewhere I Belong,” “Numb,” “Lying From You,” “Lost” (the lattermost song was added for the album’s 2023 20th anniversary reissue)
4, F8, Five Finger Death Punch, 2020-21: “Inside Out,” “A Little Bit Off,” “Living the Dream,” “Darkness Settles In”
4, When Legends Rise, Godsmack, 2018-20: “Bulletproof,” “When Legends Rise,” “Under Your Scars,” “Unforgettable”
4, Attention Attention, Shinedown, 2018-20: “Devil,” “Get Up,” “Monsters,” “Attention Attention”
4, Immortalized, Disturbed, 2015-16: “The Vengeful One,” “The Light,” “The Sound of Silence,” “Open Your Eyes”
4, The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, The Black Crowes, 1992: “Remedy,” “Sting Me,” “Thorn in My Pride,” “Hotel Illness”

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Papa Roach first topped Mainstream Rock Airplay in 2009, for six weeks with “Lifeline.” The band’s history on the chart stretches back to 2000, when its debut entry “Last Resort” hit No. 4.

“Leave a Light On” is the sixth song from Ego Trip to reach Mainstream Rock Airplay. In addition to its four rulers, “Swerve” peaked at No. 35 in September 2021 and “Stand Up” reached No. 12 in April 2022.

Concurrently, “Leave a Light On” lifts 25-22 on Alternative Airplay. On the all-rock-format, audience-based Rock & Alternative Airplay chart, it ranks at No. 12, after hitting No. 10, with 3.3 million audience impressions, up 2%, Feb. 9-15, according to Luminate.

Ego Trip, Papa Roach’s 11th studio LP, debuted at No. 6 on the Top Hard Rock Albums chart in April 2022 and has earned 125,000 equivalent album units to date.

All Billboard charts dated Feb. 24 will update on Billboard.com Wednesday, Feb. 21, a day later than usual due to the Presidents’ Day holiday (Feb. 19) in the U.S.

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